2018 LUSC Annual Meeting

*Unfortunately, due to a lack of interest, this meeting has been cancelled*

The 2018 LUSC Annual Meeting is coming soon!

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
8:30am to 4:00pm
DOTD District Training Center
3300 South MacArthur Drive
Alexandria, LA 70301

Click HERE for the meeting Agenda, and HERE for the Registration Form.

Please email [email protected] with any questions!

Online Stormwater Inspector Training

Take our Online Stormwater Inspector Training for Construction Sites and join us for the in-the-field day next month!

Cost is $245 (including the in person day)

To register for and take the online portion, go to lusc.digitalchalk.com. Make an account, then you can sign up and pay for the course there.

In-the-field Training Day
Friday, September 29th, 8:30am-4:00pm
New Orleans (specific location to be announced)

The above online portion of this course must be completed and passed first. We cannot hold the in person session very often, so make sure to take advantage of this one!

To reserve your space at the in-the-field session, email us at [email protected] with the name and email address of the person attending.

LUSC Annual Meeting *POSTPONED*

The LUSC Annual Meeting that was planned for November 17th has been postponed. The new date of the meeting is Tuesday, February 7th at the same location and time.

If you have already registered, you have the option of either crediting your registration fee to the new meeting date, or receiving a refund. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Urban Water Series: Technical Master Class

The Greater New Orleans Foundation and City of New Orleans in partnership with the Surdna Foundation present the Urban Water Series: Technical Master Classes, a series of lectures and workshops which aim to deepen the technical knowledge of private and public sector professionals and improve their ability to design, install, and maintain green infrastructure.

The first free public lecture will be held on December 8th, 5:30-7pm when Danish architect Flemming Rafn Thomsen, co-founding partner of the trailblazing design firm THIRD NATURE (Tredje Natur), will discuss ways that humans and nature can thrive together—rather than apart—in hybrid urban/natural environments he calls “Third Nature.”

The whole-day workshop on December 9th entitled “Manmade Natures: Urban Climate Change Solutions” discusses how other cities are implementing climate adaptation strategies in neighborhoods and large-scale urban renewal projects.  This master class is intended for landscape, planning, design professionals, architects, and parish and city staff.  The workshop costs $75 which includes breakfast, lunch, and parking.

To register, please go to www.gnof.org/work/environment/urban-water/. For questions, contact . More information can be found in the event flier HERE.

2017 Annual Meeting Registration

Register now for the 2017 LUSC Annual Meeting!

Tuesday February 7th, 2017
9:00am to 4:45pm
South Regional Library Meeting Room
6101 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA 70503

Topics to be covered include:

  • Remand Program by Kim Corts of LDEQ
  • Watershed Flood Models
  • Stormwater Ordinance by Sabrina Schenk of St. Tammany Parish
  • Sewer I&I Program by Tary Ross of Lake Charles
  • Electronic Reporting Rule

See the full detailed Agenda HERE.

Registration Cost: $100.00 for full day (lunch on your own)

To register online through PayPal with a credit card, click HERE.
To register with a check by mail, fill out the Registration Form and send with your check made payable to LUSC to:

1836 Valence Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

EPA Awards Jena Band of Choctaw Indians $95,000 to Protect the Environment

DALLAS (Aug. 23, 2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $95,000 to the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians in Jena, La. as part of the General Assistance Program (GAP). The tribe will use the funds to administer their environmental program and assist in the development of multimedia programs to address environmental issues.

The primary purpose of GAP is to support the development of core tribal environmental protection programs. Other activities to be carried out under the grant include, but are not limited to, attending environmentally related training and conducting community outreach.

In 1992, Congress passed the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program Act which authorizes EPA to provide GAP grants to federally-recognized tribes and tribal groups for planning, developing, and establishing environmental protection programs in Indian country, as well as for developing and implementing solid and hazardous waste programs on tribal lands.